Christine O’Donnell — or rather her ad team — has succeeded in creating a viral video for the Delaware Senate campaign that is not intended to make the oft-mocked Republican nominee look like a liar, crazy or a just a crazy liar. The ad was created by the ProsperGroup, a GOP web firm that’s done work for celebrity Republican Senate candidates like Sharron Angle and Scott Brown. The video succeeds in turning our collective attention to O’Donnell’s Democratic opponent, Chris Coons — for about a minute.
Using a format (and a voice) lifted straight from movie previews, and lines parodied from the ridiculously popular “Bed Intruder” YouTube sensation, Davis turns the mild-mannered Davis into the evilest, tax-hikingest, government-spendingest politician this side of, well, the Demonsheep ad released by O’Donnell’s TV ad man — Fred Davis — earlier this year in California.
Be prepared for this to dominate the news cycle for a day or so — or until someone uncovers another lie O’Donnell’s told about her educational background. Whichever comes first.
Editor’s Note: This post has been corrected since it was first published.